Henderson First Responders Taking Part In Emergency Training

Several Locations Being Used For Training Exercise

Mitch Kelly
November 12, 2019 - 8:33 am

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LAS VEGAS, NV (KXNT) - The City of Henderson is telling residents to not be alarmed by large numbers of emergency personnel dispatched to several locations in the city.

It's just a drill. Nothing to see here.

Tuesday and Wednesday, The City of Henderson will be holding the Silver Crucible full-scale emergency training exercise.

Silver Crucible is a statewide exercise that is using simulations designed to sharpen the skills of first responders and increase coordination among emergency response personnel and public safety agencies at the local, state and federal levels.      

On Tuesday from 7 a.m.-noon, up to a dozen emergency vehicles will be staged near the soccer fields at Heritage Park on Racetrack Road. Units will be dispatched using lights and sirens at various times during the exercise to a location on River Mountains Loop Trail.

On Wednesday from 7-11 a.m., first responders will simulate police activity at a house located at 47 E. Basic Rd. (between Boulder Highway and Water Street) that will include multiple emergency vehicles, loud bangs and drone surveillance.

The portions of the Silver Crucible statewide exercise will involve multiple agencies, including the Henderson Police and Fire departments, Las Vegas Fire & Rescue, Southern Nevada Health District, Southern Nevada Water Authority and St. Rose Dominican Hospitals.

The training exercise locations are closed to the media and the public, but activity updates will be posted to social media. Follow City of Henderson on Facebook and Twitter.